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Sat, 13 Apr 2013, 15:44 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





DINWIDDIE, Va. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division, event at Virginia Motorsports Park:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   12 John Anderika                          15 DJ Cox Jr.                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.184  5.589 255.53                     0.059 15.818  58.55
 Qualified:             #1  5.637 254.90                        #6  6.988 133.91
3:32 p.m. - Cox only made one qualifying pass yesterday and it was not a great one, so his opportunity to collect track data was limited. Anderika grabbed the top spot in the first session and no one was quicker the second time out yesterday.

This time, Anderika had his lowest ET of the weekend so far to take the win. Cox smoked the rear tires off the starting line and shut the car off. Anderika will have a bye in round two.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Mickey Ferro                           13 Eric Lourie                  
E1                   0.033 10.476 104.25     ****WINNER****  0.079  5.699 252.76
 Qualified:             #2  5.637 254.90                        #5  5.782 248.52
Ferro smoked and shook the rear tires while Lourie had a smooth run for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   16 Dan Pomponio                           11 Todd Veney                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.068  5.651 257.43                     0.141  5.619 256.31
 Qualified:             #3  5.672 254.66                        #4  5.709 251.95
Both drivers had good runs but Pomponio had this one with a holeshot. Pomponio will have lane choice over Lourie in the next round.




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